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Krivosheina Mariya S.,
Borisov Roman S.,
Zhilyaev Dmitry I.,
Matveeva Mariya D.,
Zaikin Vladimir G.
rapid communications in mass spectrometry
Rationale Direct non‐derivatization analysis of organic acids and acidic compounds by matrix‐assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry (MS) in positive ion mode is not always possible due to the low ionization efficiency of analytes. Some new efficient deprotonating matrices were suggested that allowed the production of negative ions from acidic compounds during MALDI‐MS experiments. Methods Various tested carboxyl‐containing compounds as well as compounds with acidic properties were mixed with the suggested deprotonating matrices [4‐dimethylaminobenzaldehyde (DMABA), N,N ‐dimethylamino‐ p ‐phenylenediamine or 3‐aminoquinoline] and applied on a standard MALDI target followed by recording MALDI mass spectra in negative ion mode. Results All the tested acidic compounds mixed with the suggested deprotonating matrices produced abundant [M − H] − ions under MALDI conditions. DMABA produced the strongest signals reflecting greater sensitivity of analysis. Conclusions The suggested deprotonating matrices are commercially available compounds and are good alternatives to well‐known matrices of this kind and, in particular, the often used 9‐aminoacridine. DMABA is the best of the tested potential matrices and is suitable for the detection of low molecular weight carboxyl‐containing compounds, substituted phenols, and mixtures of naphthenic acids by (−)MALDI‐MS.
Subject(s)adsorption , analyte , analytical chemistry (journal) , chemistry , chromatography , derivatization , desorption , ion , ionization , mass spectrometry , mass spectrum , matrix (chemical analysis) , matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization , organic chemistry
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